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The Bedford Report

April 14, 2011 08:16 ET

Solar Outlook Shines as Germany's Nuclear Tolerance Fades

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Hanwha SolarOne & Energy Conversion Devices

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2011) - After being marred by uncertainty for most of 2011, solar stocks have been on the upswing in recent weeks as Japan's tragic nuclear crisis has led investors away from nuclear stocks and towards alternative energy plays such as solar. The Bedford Report examines investing opportunities in the Solar Industry and provides research reports on Hanwha SolarOne Co. (NASDAQ: HSOL) and Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENER). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Japan's devastating earthquake may impact solar in both the short and the long term. Japan accounts for around 10 percent of total solar production, and in the near term there will be a reduction in supply of polysilicon, solar wafers, cells and modules from Japanese manufacturers that have been idled.

In the longer term, alternative energy bulls are hopeful that solar will be a direct beneficiary of a shift in Japan's energy strategy. Jefferies analyst Jesse Pichel recently argued in a research note that solar power could help Japan deal with the nuclear facility shutdowns. Pichel claims the country could add a significant amount of photovoltaic power over the next few months.

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Presently, Germany consumes more than half the world's supply of solar modules. Following the Fukushima nuclear power station crisis in Japan, Germany is set to accelerate its shift from nuclear power to renewable energy and increased energy efficiency. The Fukushima crisis represented a tipping point for Germany's tolerance of nuclear power's radiation risks, spurring thousands of German citizens to take to the streets protesting against nuclear energy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party said that most of the nation's oldest atomic reactors will probably close following safety checks.

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